T20 World Cup: This pacer is running like a rocket… took twice as many wickets as Bumrah, 4 times more than Cummins, 6 times more than Starc

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. A very interesting game is going on in the T20 World Cup 2024. Batsmen need runs, while bowlers are collecting wickets with both hands. What can be said about Fazalhaq Farooqui among these bowlers. It is as if there is a storm in the bowling of this Afghani fast bowler. Whoever comes in front of him, consider him a failure. 23-year-old Fazalhaq Farooqui has taken 12 wickets in just 3 matches.

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Fazalhaq Farooqi took 3 wickets for just 16 runs against Papua New Guinea on Friday in the T20 World Cup 2024. He was named Player of the Match for this performance. Interestingly, the performance for which Farooqi was named Player of the Match is his weakest performance in the tournament. Farooqi had earlier taken 4 wickets against New Zealand and 5 against Uganda. Fazalhaq Farooqi was named Player of the Match against Uganda.

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Big legends are far behind Fazalhaq Farooqui in the list of taking most wickets in T20 World Cup 2024. You can guess this from the fact that Jasprit Bumrah, who is considered to be the best pacer of the present time, has not been able to take even half the wickets of this Afghan pacer. Whereas Bumrah has played the same number of matches as Farooqui.

Bumrah took 5 wickets in 3 matches
Jasprit Bumrah has taken 5 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 9.00 and an economy rate of 4.09. ODI World Cup 2023 and IPL 2024 star pacer Mitchell Starc has been able to take only 2 wickets in 3 matches. Pat Cummins has 4 wickets in 2 matches. Shaheen Afridi, known as the storm of Pakistan, also has only 2 wickets to his name. Apart from Afridi, the team of Bumrah and Cummins-Stark is winning continuously.

Pandya and Arshdeep took 7-7 wickets
After Fazalhaq Farooqui, three bowlers are jointly second in the list of highest wicket takers in T20 World Cup 2024. South Africa's Enrique Norkia, West Indies' Alzari Joseph and Australia's Adam Zampa have taken 8-8 wickets so far. After these three, Akil Hussain, Hardik Pandya, Arshdeep Singh and Rishad Hussain come next. All four of them have taken 7-7 wickets. Marcus Stoinis, Taskin Ahmed, Haris Rauf and Mehran Khan have taken 6-6 wickets each.

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